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112. Psalm 112
1Praise ye Jah! O the happiness of one fearing Jehovah, In His commands he hath delighted greatly. 2Mighty in the earth is his seed, The generation of the upright is blessed. 3Wealth and riches [are] in his house, And his righteousness is standing for ever. 4Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous. 5Good [is] the man -- gracious and lending, He sustaineth his matters in judgment. 6For -- to the age he is not moved; For a memorial age-during is the righteous. 7Of an evil report he is not afraid, Prepared is His heart, confident in Jehovah. 8Sustained is his heart -- he feareth not, Till that he look on his adversaries. 9He hath scattered -- hath given to the needy, His righteousness is standing for ever, His horn is exalted with honour. 10The wicked seeth, and hath been angry, His teeth he gnasheth, and hath melted, The desire of the wicked doth perish!
The psalmist takes God's comforts to himself, but in a very humble manner. He was troubled in mind. His body was wasted, and almost worn away. But it is better to have leanness in the body, while the soul prospers and is in health, than to have leanness in the soul, while the body is feasted. He was ridiculed and reproached by his enemies. But if God bless us, we need not care who curses us; for how can they curse whom God has not cursed; nay, whom he has blessed? He pleads God's glory, and the honour of his name. Save me, not according to my merit, for I pretend to none, but according to thy-mercy. He concludes with the joy of faith, in assurance that his present conflicts would end in triumphs. Let all that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him. Jesus, unjustly put to death, and now risen again, is an Advocate and Intercessor for his people, ever ready to appear on their behalf against a corrupt world, and the great accuser.